The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday they have placed LB Dekoda Watson on the Injured Reserve List, signed LS Colin Holba to a two-year deal and promoted LB Pita Taumoepenu to the active roster from the team’s practice squad. The team also signed S Terrell Williams Jr. to the practice squad.
Holba (6-4, 248) was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round (213th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Steelers on September 2, 2017 and later signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 14, 2017. He went on to appear in the Jaguars final seven games of the regular season and three postseason contests. He was waived by Jacksonville on June 14, 2018.
A 24-year-old native of Louisville, KY, Holba attended the University of Louisville. In four years with the Cardinals (2013-16), he appeared in 26 games and served as the primary long snapper during his junior and senior seasons, registering three special teams tackles.
Taumoepenu (6-1, 245) was the second of two sixth-round draft picks (202nd overall) selected by the 49ers in the 2017 NFL draft out of the University of Utah. After appearing in two games as a rookie, he was waived by the team on September 1, 2018 and signed to the practice squad the following day.
A 24-year-old native of Provo, UT, he appeared in 46 games during his four-year career for the Utes, where he recorded 73 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 21.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Williams Jr. (6-4, 212) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Houston on April 30, 2018. He was placed on the Injured Reserve List on August 17 and waived by the team on August 20.
Watson (6-2, 245) appeared in four games this season and registered six tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.